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Hot, sour and snack-worthy...
Two words describe the basis for my love of Target: Constant evolution. I find something new to love every time I go in there. It's like TJ Maxx, only more stable...
Last night, I went to Target for soap. But the siren calls that come from the aisles beckoned and my RedCard addiction won out. On the prowl for new, orange-stickered and all-around good stuff, I came across a treat with a twist: Hot and Sour Rice Corn Chips. They are part of the line of goodies known as the Blue Ginger collection created by celebrity chef Ming Tsai. The savory, multigrain snack has all the flavors of the traditional Chinese soup. And they're baked so a bag ($0.99) of them contains just 200 calories and 0.5 grams of saturated fat (6 grams total fat), plus a little fiber and protein. That makes them just about perfect for the occasional snack, in my book.